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Ann Arbor Institute of Massage


Ann Arbor Institute of Massage
180 Jackson Plaza, Suite 100
Ann Arbor MI


Founded in 1993 by Director Jocelyn Granger, the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage provides an education in the field of massage therapy. AAIMT is licensed by the Michigan Department of Education, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools, and accredited with the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. After graduation, students are eligible to take the National Certification Exam in massage which helps place graduates at the forefront of the profession especially in unregulated states such as Michigan.

The Massage Therapy program consists of 750 clock hours with 50 hours of on-line instruction, taking approximately 12 months to complete. The program focuses on an integrated program which includes college level anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology and advanced touch therapies along with ethics, communication and self care techniques. Students supplement their in-class instruction with work in the school's clinic. AAIMT is affiliated with Siena Heights University and Washtenaw Community College and graduates are given credit for their class work at AAIMT toward Associate or Bachelor degrees. Classes meet two days a week in either the morning or evening with weekend workshops rounding out the course schedule.

The program is founded on both a clinical and ethical educational experience. At AAIMT, massage therapists are trained to be able to identify and create individualized treatment plans for their patients. Faculty assists each student to achieve therapeutic skills, personal awareness and sensitivity needed for a successful career in massage therapy. They stress that students should gain a sense personal satisfaction in directly helping others. The Institute believes that advancing the art and science of massage therapy through education, personal and professional development, and community service will promote personal wellness and transform health care. AAIMT accepts Pell Grants, Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Sallie Mae Career Loans and the Michigan Merit Scholarship.

Quick Facts

  • Average size classes at AAIMT consist of 30-60 students with average lectures consisting of 30-35 students and workshops consisting of 60-70 students.

  • Director Jocelyn Granger has advanced certification in Myofascial Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage. She specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Therapy, Sports Massage and Craniosacral Therapy.

  • The Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy is the first school of massage therapy in Michigan to gain accreditation with COMTA.

  • Michigan has been unsuccessful in achieving regulation for the profession of massage therapy. Only 34 states with massage regulations.


  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.

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